Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Warby Parker review | Guest Feature

An unwanted week of rain and overcast days didn’t stop me from wearing and trying out two of the Warby Parker shades.  I had 5 days to look at some aspects of two of their products, the Winston and Jasper sunglasses.

Starting with the negative—just to get it out of the way and focus on the good—I noticed that the glasses were a little small, in terms of width and in actually reaching snuggly behind my ear. Perhaps it was just the size that they chose to send for the free home try-on but regardless, it was a somewhat disappointing factor to deal with. It was mostly the Jasper that felt too small, more suited for a woman’s face.  The second issue was with the feeling of the glasses themselves. I have a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses that I wear almost exclusively and they are pretty much the best pair of sunglasses I’ve ever owned—not to say that the Warby Parkers didn’t feel solid, they did, however in comparison they would not be glasses I spend over $100 on.

Now on to the positive. Although they don’t seem like shades worth the Ben Franklin in my pocket, they are nice quality glasses that I would probably pay $40 or even $50 for. This is understandable, because similarly to TOMS shoes, Warby Parker gives a pair of seeing glasses to someone in need for every pair that you purchase and it would make sense that you also cover the cost of their providing glasses for a deserving individual. The Winston are glasses that I would gladly wear as an alternative to my Ray-Bans. They fit better than the Jasper and it is a style of frame that seems familiar yet different enough to look unique. Both pair’s lenses are a deep orange color that I actually like and they both have a slight ombre effect, however one wouldn’t notice unless wearing them.

Overall, Warby Parker produces fine quality sunglasses and as a plus they make them right here in the USA, more specifically in New York. They are a close second to Ray-Bans for me but don’t let that stop you from considering them as your choice of eyewear providers. They have a wide variety and assortment of pairs to look at on their website and are generous enough to let you spend 5 days with any 5 pairs that you like…for FREE. So be sure to give them a shot, you may or may not be disappointed, but it’s a shot that won’t cost you.

Warby Parker "Winston" Sunglasses

Kenzie: In a previous post I stated that I picked two pair of men's sunglasses with my at home try-on program for my brother to give an opinion on as well so Im super thankful to him for taking the time to do this! 

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Thanks for reading I really appreiciate it!!
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